Managing fonts in a digital design workflow

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Fonts are critical to the creative process. With multiple outputs, including web, print, epub and more, managing fonts throughout the digital workflows can be challenging at best. In this webcast, Extensis font expert Jim Kidwell will show you practical management techniques and helpful tips.

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Managing fonts in a digital design workflow

  1. Managing Fontsin a Modern DigitalDesign WorkflowPresented by Jim Kidwell
  2. Agenda• Introduction• A Bit of Font History• Creative Workflow Overview• Web Design Comp Demo• Print Design Demo• Font Management Tips• Resources for Common Problems• Q & A
  3. Who am I?• Extensis Product Marketing Manager• With Extensis for the past 8 years• Writer, speaker, font fanatic
  4. Agenda
  5. New tech brought us forwardLinotype machines Letraset Phototypesetters
  6. Digital font formats progress• Bitmapped• PostScript• TrueType • TTC, Multiple Master, dfont, AAT, etc. • OpenType
  7. Matching the font to the use• Desktop fonts • OpenType for Mac/PC cross-platform• Web Fonts • Browser • Operating System• ePub font embedding• Know your licensing permissions!
  8. Poll Questions1.  Do you design for multiple output targets? 2.  Which target is your “master”?
  9. Where design work beginsOne design conceptis translated tomany output targets
  10. Creative Design Process
  11. Poll Question•  Do you use a font manager in your creative workflow?
  12. DEMO
  13. Poll Question•  Do you know the font licensing terms for all of your fonts?
  14. Font Management Tips• Know how to use your tool’s features• Use plug-ins for font auto-activation• Organize fonts for use with Sets & Libraries• Know your font license terms• Use the right font for the job • Web Font services & fonts for web fonts • Desktop fonts for print
  15. Solving Common Problems• Pare down system font files• Clean your system & app font caches on Mac • Suitcase Fusion • FontNuke• Use team-based font management software in times that it is required
  16. Wrapping it upSuitcase Fusion 4 info & trial • www.extensis.com/suitcasefusionFont Management Best Practices Guides • www.extensis.com/fmbpgWebINK Web Font Service – Free Account • www.webink.comUniversal Type Server info & trial • typeserver.com

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